The 38th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival kicked off Thursday night, May 17, 2012, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. In the coming weeks, 273 features and 186 shorts from dozens of countries will screen at various venues in and around Seattle. The festival ends June 10.
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Clockwise from top: Seattle Channel's Nancy Guppy turned heads arriving to cover the red carpet in a pet kennel on top of a car; Some retro-inspired fashion is seen walking the red carpet; SIFF-TV host Molly Spurgeon's shoes are seen as she stands ready to get a red carpet interview; Filmmaker Lynn Shelton, right, is greeted by SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence as Shelton arrives at the red carpet.